Whangamata is a salty paradise. The township boasts quality waves for all levels of surfers.

The famed left hand bar break is regarded as one of the best waves in New Zealand when conditions are right, Advanced surfers only advised.

The beach itself offers fun peaks for all levels. It can be crowded in the summer months, but those willing to explore the surrounding coastline can find some of those quiet idyllic beaches the Coromandel is reknown for.

If you are interested in learning to surf, or would like to refresh your skills, click the above logo to book a lesson with Whangamata Surf School.